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examine. the third emerged during the last ten years of president obama's first term. over this period, the president, as we remember, vividly, i'm sure, faced relentless pressure from benjamin netanyahurc wi conress and wi the poe eny i this pressure forced the president into humiliating retreats from positions on a settlement freeze, on the potential borders of a palestinian state and urgent need of a state staked out first two years in office. as anybody's who's followed this conflict knows, these were positions previously taken by succession of the u.s. president, but this president was obliged to abandon them. it was not palestine on which he focused almost interly in the first two years in office, but the question of iran's nuclear program, benjamin netanyahu's preferred subject, in exchange ever since. the climb down was complete, and i argue that was seen, yet again, in the bulk of the speech therntly in jerusalem. s writing on the subject, and, aain, the corrupt language played a crucial role. for decades, the repeated man tray of a peace process served to obscure reality. thi
sections on president obama or arnie duncan, and at one point, i presented to an adviser in a fellowship i had including the writer, and he came up afterwards saying it was a stupid idea because the people and experiences in new orleans were so compelling and interesting on their own, and so i settled on the idea of structuring the book around three schools with one person preimminent in each. lori, aiden, and all of whom i met at different times in different ways. since writing the book was a journey for me, i wanted to talk about what i learned over the course of reporting and writing it, apart from the fact i would make a terrible teacher. [laughter] the first is that the -- i feel like the extremists and absolutists on both sides of the public conversation over school, form, and other issues dominate the debate, but their voices don't capture the needs and desires of those attending and working in the schools. i had covered education for long enough when i started working on the book to some degree, but i was really amazed by the extent to which the ideals and aspirations of many famil
the advisory he was taught by the wars outside the war zone. early on the obama administration. and he said in contrast to the wars in iraq and afghanistan where the united states has used a hammer, he said we, the obama administration, can use a scalpel. it was an idea i had that scalpel certainly applied a sos free. surgery without obligations. but we see that's not the case in a lot of places. so i thought i would take his analogy and make it a nice because nice fights are a lot messier. >> host: steve, california, you're on with mark mazzetti from "the new york times." >> caller: this. the united states has not declared war in over 70 years. the wars we thought, korea, vietnam, iraq, afghanistan have all been basically unconstitutional. we seem to have given up any a semblance of pretending to declare war, congress seems to have no stomach to declaring war but obviously no problem fighting them. i'm wondering whether or not you think that the militarization of the cia, potential conflict between the different agencies and the defense department might in fact said whether that we return
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